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O Orange, O Empanada, O Jarritos: Poems About How South Florida Eats

Food is such a part of how we relate to where we're from, where we live, our heritage and our discoveries along the way. Earlier this year, we asked you to send us your Edible Odes, poems about the food in your life, for our annual project with the O, Miami Poetry Festival.  (Portion size: 4o words or fewer.)

Then we got together at Vizcaya Village in Miami to celebrate these poems and listen to them read by the poets who wrote them.  

You can listen to some of the poems from that night here, and you can click through the slideshow above to see photos from the event and read some of the poems below. You can also read more entries at the Edible Odes Tumblr

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Listen to some poems from our live evening of Edible Odes, poems about the food of South Florida.

  

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Judith Frankel, Mangos

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Andrew Baldwin, Sunday Service at Versailles
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Steven Shower, Nacatamal

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Alicia Zuckerman has loved audio since she was a kid listening to comedy albums and call-in radio advice shows she probably shouldn't have been listening to. She is Editorial Director at WLRN where she edits narrative and investigative audio journalism. She routinely reminds reporters to find and make moments of joy, which is how she learned you can grow mangoes on a balcony, and about the popularity of Manischewitz in the Caribbean. In 2020, she was named Editor of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists Florida chapter.